Re: Mathematica 8 Home Edition

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg116108] Re: Mathematica 8 Home Edition*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 06:09:16 -0500 (EST)

You mean like the EULA for much, or most, proprietary software? On 2/1/2011 6:51 AM, AES wrote: > In article<ii5rii$fia$1 at smc.vnet.net>, > Murray Eisenberg<murray at math.umass.edu> wrote: > >> So far as I am aware, for a given version number, e.g., 8.0.0, the >> regular (i.e., "Professional") edition = Home Edition = Student Edition >> with respect to features. >> >> The two aspects that _may_ differ are: (1) kind of support provided by >> Wolfram Research (beyond installation issues), and (2) whether some >> special identification of the edition appears on printed pages. > > > And, the legal restrictions that you (purportedly!) agree to, and even > commit others to, when you purchase and use the Home Edition. > > Last time I looked at the fine print of these was several years ago, but > my reaction at that time was that they were as extensive as they were > dismaying as they were stupid as they were unenforceable. > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305